Pastors believe religious liberty on decline in U.S.

Pastors believe religious liberty on decline in U.S.

Seventy percent of Protestant American pastors say religious liberty is on the decline in the United States, according to a survey from LifeWay Research.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest : Film ‘casts out’ Satan

Producers of the Son of God film cut Satan from their movie after controversy swirled around the actor who portrayed the devil in their earlier production for the History Channel, The Bible.

Science and religion

Science group & evangelicals push collaboration

Scientists and Christian evangelicals can collaborate for the good of society, but it will take some serious effort, experts said as they launched a new campaign to change perceptions between the two groups.


Evangelical women look beyond Bible study to new causes

While conferences such as Women of Faith draw thousands of evangelical women to indoor stadiums for devotional Bible study, a new generation of evangelical women is looking outward and concerned with issues such as social justice, as seen in the recent IF:Gathering in Austin.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Study finds biblical illiteracy among Brits

Three out of 10 British children have next to no understanding of the Bible, and their parents aren’t that knowledgeable either.

Religion's great decline

Varied responses to religion's 'Great Decline'

A new study that shows the decline of religion in America may be worse than imagined, but it neither impressed nor shocked Craig Nash, community pastor at University Baptist Church in Waco.

Evangelicals have higher divorce rates, Baylor report says

Evangelicals have higher divorce rates, Baylor report says

Despite their strong pro-family values, evangelical Christians have higher than average divorce rates, according to findings by Baylor University researchers.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Faith leaders wrestle with legal marijuana

As public opinion has shifted in support of legalized marijuana, religious leaders are wrestling over the issue.


Link between big sporting events, trafficking questioned

Some activists and elected officials point to major sporting events as magnets human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Others say that link is unfounded in fact and actually harms ongoing anti-trafficking efforts.

Interfaith marriage

Pastor raises issues for interfaith couples to consider

Ministers who provide premarital pastoral counseling to interfaith couples should help them think seriously about their faith and the faith of a future spouse, a Baptist pastor with experience in interfaith dialogue suggests.

Interfaith marriage

Navigating interfaith marriage

Interfaith dating and marriage is becoming less and less of an issue for young Christians. In fact, interfaith unions account for more than four out of 10 marriages in the United States, according to researcher Naomi Schaefer Riley.

What is abortifacient?

'Abortifacient'? Definitions fuel Obamacare fight

Conception. Pregnancy. Abortion. Abortifacient. Those words today are in a rhetorical swamp where contesting religious, medical and political views muddy understanding. And soon, the U.S. Supreme Court will wade in.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Is cremation green?

Although traditional Islam and Judaism forbid cremation, most other religions accept the practice—and cremation is the fastest-growing way Americans choose to deal with their bodies after death. But is it green?

sharing medical bills

Some Christians see sharing medical bills as a godly alternative

Despite the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act a growing number of American Christians have joined so-called health sharing ministries—faith-based alternatives to insurance.

divorce rates spread

Study: Conservative Protestants’ divorce rates spread to their red state neighbors

Conservative Protestants in red states aren’t the only ones seeing high divorce rates. So are their neighbors, according to a new study.

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